Seeking Contractor for Board of Examiners

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The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions is looking for applicants for the Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors to fill a term expiring June 30, 2019.  

The candidate must be a well construction or pump installation contractor with a minimum of ten years' experience in the well construction or pump installation business preceding their appointment.  

All members are appointed for four-year terms, but no member will be reappointed to or serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.  Members serve without compensation but will be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in their official business. The Board meets at least once every three months (the first Monday in February, May, August, and November) and at such other times as it deems necessary or advisable.  Meetings are typically held in Room 814, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203.

Please view this document to see the duties of the Board, http://water.state.co.us/DWRIPub/Documents/duties.pdf.  

Additional information regarding the Board of Examiners can be found on the Division of Water Resources website, http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/BOE.

To apply, please fill out an online application on the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions webpage, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Although applications will be considered until the position has been filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by June 1, 2019.

For additional information please visit, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions

Congress passes NGWA-backed provision to boost support for household wells

December 13, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate moved quickly to pass a five-year reauthorization of Farm Bill programs on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis with the bill advancing to the president’s desk on December 12.

Contained within the legislation is an NGWA-backed provision to greatly expand the authorization for a program supporting assistance for household water wells.

NGWA joined the Rural Community Assistance Partnership in support of the expansion of the program to also allow decentralized wastewater systems to qualify for aid and to expand its funding cap.

Previously the authorization for the program was capped at $5 million per year, but the new language expands the authorization to $20 million per year through 2023. Quadrupling funding for the program will go a long way toward helping rural communities manage and protect groundwater resources for drinking water and agricultural purposes.

Also contained within the legislation is an expansion of important conservation programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and the continuation of the Conservation Stewardship Program, each which provides support for water quality protection.

President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign the legislation.